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Old 07-02-2009   #1
 
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Yesterdays bikes for sale:

Yesterday their was a list of bikes for sale. I am attempting to buy one of those bikes but it appears it may be a scam.

Their response is below. I have provided them with a work address and have asked them to give me a list of satisfied customers or in the alternative take credit card.

I'll update when I hear back next. The same list of bikes is on the swap right now under cheap bikes, although the one I want is $200 more on that list.

Again, this is a $5500 bike, so it seems too good to be true.

Thanks for your email we have the Specialized Stupmjumper Fsr pro Carbon 2009 available in store.

The Bike is a complete bike and new.

We ship to you via Ups shipping company which will take 2 days delivery to your door step.

We accept payment via western union money transfer

Below is your order summary:

1 Unit of Specialized Stupmjumper Fsr pro Carbon 2009:$1,800usd

Shipping and Handling fee to Canada:$100usd

Tota Cost:$1,900usd

Specialized Stupmjumper Fsr pro Carbon 2009 Specs:

Small, medium, large, xlarge Available
ColorsGloss Brown Tint Carbon, Gloss Carbon/ Blue
Frame & Fork
Frame Construction Bonded/monocoque
Frame Tubing Material Specialized FACT 9m carbon Az1 w/M5 alloy rear triangle
Fork Brand & Model Specialized Future Shock S120, 120mm travel
Fork Material Carbon/aluminum, single crown
Rear Shock Specialized AFR Brain Shock, 120mm travel
Components
Component Group SRAM X.0/mix
Brakeset Avid Ultimate SL w/203 or 185mm rotor front/Avid Ultimate SL w/185 or 160mm rotor rear brakes, Avid Ultimate SL Hydraulic levers
Shift Levers SRAM X.0 Trigger
Front Derailleur Shimano XT, DMD
Rear Derailleur SRAM X.0
Crankset Shimano XT, 22/32/44 teeth
Pedals Not applicable
Bottom Bracket Shimano XT Hollowtech II
BB Shell Width Unspecified
Rear Cogs 9-speed, 11 - 34 teeth
Chain SRAM PC-971
Seatpost Thomson Elite Set-back, 30.9mm diameter
Saddle Specialized Format
Handlebar Specialized low riser
Handlebar Extensions Not included
Handlebar Stem Specialized adjustable
Headset 1 1/8" Specialized Campy-style
Wheels
Hubs Front: Specialized Hi Lo disc, Rear: DT Swiss 280S w/RWS
Rims DT Swiss XR 4.2D, 28-hole/32-hole
Tires 26 x 2.20" Specialized S-Works The Captain
Spoke Brand DT Swiss Super Comp stainless steel, 14/17/15ga. (2.0/1.7/1.8mm) butted
Spoke Nipples Alloy


Get back to us with your full informations such as your Full name,Full Address so that we can pack the bike and proceed with your order.

Best Regards
Thomas Cycles

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'We accept payment via western union money transfer'

Scam for sure!
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Ditto: Western Union or Moneygram equals scam.
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Old 07-02-2009   #4
 
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Probably

Certainly if you flash through the classfieds on the net, this same list is all over the place.

Poster listed his home as Akron Ohio. No Thomas Cycles in Akron. I'll play it out and see if they get me a bike in any way without sending a wire. If they do, this is an incredible deal. If not, I'll let people know.
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Were ya'll born yesterday? Yes this is a scam. For gawd's sake, the guy had "black market bikes" on the classified list. What makes you think this is legit? Do you answer Nigerian emails too? "Well, maybe he is the prince of tongallia...and he needs my help!"
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Old 07-02-2009   #6
 
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Funky sounding grammar is a MAJOR, MAJOR red flag. Sure, the guy who wrote the email to you could be a high school dropout... I see worse than this on the buzz every day... but I would never buy anything online from someone who wrote this:

"Thanks for your email we have the Specialized Stupmjumper Fsr pro Carbon 2009 available in store.

The Bike is a complete bike and new.

We ship to you via Ups shipping company which will take 2 days delivery to your door step."

Read it to yourself out loud. It is weird. That was not written by a native English speaker. I doubt there are very many Ukranian bike mechanics in Ohio. Also, UPS is not shipping a bike anywhere in 2 days.

Stay away from them.

I collect vintage toys and I have done thousands of deals online so I know a scam when I see one. This one IS DEFINITELY A SCAM.
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I'll play it out and see what happens. One of my co workers just got an s works road bike that retails for 9,900 for 1800. That was a craigs list deal. I say it's a hot bike. He says he called the guy and it was a shop owner who had to dump inventory after a bankruptcy.

It came still in the original box and was the goods as advertised

I'm not dumb enough to send money, but will play it out and let everyone know if there is a new way to get equipment at a way low price point.

I'll report and you can all call me stupid for wasting my time. I can't criticize grammar or spelling. I am the worst offender on this or any site on that issue.
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According to this website, e-mails from that address are coming from Nigeria:

Stop Forum Spam - Country Check - ng
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Greetings, friend. Do you wish to look as happy as me?

Well, you've got the power inside you right now. So use it. And send one dollar to Happy Dude, 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield. Don't delay! Eternal happiness is just a dollar away.
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If this doesn't work out for you let me know, I've got so penis enlargement and weight loss pills you might be able to put the money towards.
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